Myrmecological Hot Links

Cadillac Walk, Moon Martin (1978) John David “Moon” Martin had a minor hit with Cadillac Walk (as recorded by Willie DeVille) and also wrote Robert Palmer‘s mega hit Bad Case of Loving You. Both songs first appeared on Martin’s 1978 album Shots from a Cold Nightmare but received little attention. Popular in the UK but relatively unknown in the US, he opened for / played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt and Jimi Hendrix. Many of his songs had “moon” in the lyrics, hence the nickname.


Real deep.

Big engines.

Stick bombs.

All about mosquitos.

The Trovants are growing.

John Wayne beat the KGB.

The Pedal [via Mme. Jujujive].

The Swiss Top Secret Drum Corps.

“There is not a single sad person in this video.”

High-Tech Predictions From the ’50s & ’60s

Leon Redbone’s audience polaroids (sorted by year and marked with his ratings for show, sound and audience).

[Top image: Chinese motorcycle hair care.]


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Hypenemious Hot Links

Will You Ever Be Mine, Donnie Willis (1960)“The music business is full of crooks and thieves and people who’d stab their mothers for a dollar. And then there’s the downside.”
At 19, Donnie Willis co-founded the Vibra-Harps in 1955 and went solo in 1957, recording dozens of records for many labels and writing hundreds of songs during his career. Willis had first-hand experience getting cheated by record companies and partners in the music business, but found greater success as a “Northern Soul” artist in the UK. Eventually he got sick of it and quit.


The “Pass” is evil.

Tiny, Michael & Arlo.

Random image finder.

Making hemp rope [via].

The Tautochrone Curve.

The Brachistochrone Curve.

Northern Soul streams 24/7 here.

A crane married a man [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

The Grievance Studies of 2018 (with video!).

Ancient Tardigrade fossil found [h/t Paul Y].

“The morning was calm, but when the wind picked up, and the sheep still did not come in, Grit made the decision for them.”

[Top image found here.]


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Capelocratic Hot Links

Gotta Get Up Every Morning, Jr. Brown (1996)In 2020, Rolling Stone Magazine’s listed 50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own and honored Brown’s  12 Shades of Brown (1990). That same year, Brown and his wife began hosting The Junior & Tanya Rae Brown Show on Facebook.

Red wind.

Inspiring

School shoes.

Catch & Release.

Finding Beyhan.

Eclipse rides the bus.

The reason for the internet.

What bears do in the woods.

Testing a 20,000 watt light bulb.

Nice guy but his neighbors hate him.

[Top image (cropped and inverted) from here.]


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Lampyridine Hot Links

The Closer You Are, The Channels (1956)Despite numerous recordings, The Channels never had a nationwide hit due to lack of promotion, but they were popular on the east coast. The Closer You Are was a regional hit in New York and was covered by Frank Zappa in 1984.

LolFeds spotted.

Looks like a Stoner trap.

Teak dinghy rudder for sale.

The Impatient Trucker Dance.

The Concept of Pixel F%$#*&%g.

Fearless Grandmothers mean well.

Weather forecast: It’s gonna be trippy.

Next time you’re at Walmart ask for Bob’s Scribble Pads.

This 1891 German ”Weltrekord” Ratchet Screwdriver restoration probably lowered its value as an antique, but it’s a cool gadget.

“The easiest way to be at the top of your field is to choose a really small field.” – Simone Giertz

[Top image: Cropped image of un-photoshopped image of this photo-shopped Southern Elephant Seal that went viral.]


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Grallatory Hot Links

Funny, Joe Hinton (1964)First recorded by country singer Billy Walker in 1961, Joe Hinton’s version made No. 13 on Billboard’s Top 100, No. 1 on Cash Box Magazine’s R&B list, and was one of Willie Nelson’s first hits as songwriter. The title Funny How Time Slips Away was shortened on the record label. Hinton succumbed to skin cancer in 1968 at the age of 38.

Al and Gloria.

Bird from hell.

This wheelbarrow.

Only Charlie Watts. R.I.P.

THIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE.

Another Funny is posted here.

How to keep your notes warm.

Raccoon kit learns the trades.

Springfield School District board meeting?

Watch a tortoise eat stuff [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

This is what jellyfish larvae look like. The comments are fun, too.

Someone thought it was a good idea to put antifa (?!) in the classroom.

[Top image: Unknown source, probably from Reddit. h/t rightymouse.]


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Absquatulating Hot Links

I Can See Everybody’s Baby, Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers (1955)Ruth Brown was known as “Miss Rhythm” and “The Queen of R&B,” while Atlantic Records was called “The House That Ruth Built.” The Rhythmakers [sic] provided backup vocals and were better known as The Drifters.
Brown recorded many hits from  1949-1955,  and faded from public view in the ’60s to become a housewife and mother. She returned to music in 1975 at the urging of Redd Foxx.


Rabbit hole.

How to win.

Click here.”

Three surprises.

Orange Man Bad.

2-Stroke V8 Rudezon.

When it’s not your time.

Detection of a Goose affair.

Music assignment for stoners.

Road deaths 2018-19, UK vs. US.

[Top image: Still from short film Adiosu (2013) by Martino Pinna found here.]


Hurricane Ida live tracking images via WeatherUnderground; animated satellite image at NOAA.


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Saxicolous Hot Links

Bop Cat Stomp, King Charles & His Orchestra (1954)Except for discography and a few audio recordings on YouTube, I can find almost nothing about Charles Morris (aka King Charles, Blue Charlie Morris, Left Hand Charlie and Morris Charles). If anyone has a link to his background, please leave a comment and I’ll update this post.


Weather.

Pit Brow Lasses.

Pun for your life.

Iowan pick up lines.

Fischeinwickelpapier.

Bob’s Electric Theater.

Steve goes on a beer run.

X-Ray animation of beatboxing?!

The International House of Logorrhea is my go-to source for Hot Links titles.

Billy Ireland & the KKK. Good stuff (despite some unnecessary extraneous commentary). Nice collection of Ireland’s work here.

Misc. – Still trying to bitchslap the new WP format into something tolerable. It’s almost there,  I’m still messing with the unpredictable, and I’m not responsible for the overuse of white space. – Bunk

[Top image found here with the caption: “A female pit brow worker, the photograph was probably taken at the Wigan Coal and Iron Co Ltd.”]


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Balmoralitistic Hot Links

He’s Gone, The Chantels (1957)One of the first R&B “girl groups” to hit the charts, the Chantels were Arlene Smith. Sonia Goring, Lois Harris, Jackie Jackson and Rene Minus, all schoolmates from the Bronx. They had been singing together since 1950 and honed their harmonies practicing hymns (and Gregorian chants). In 1957 they scored their first hit with He’s Gone, written by lead singer Arlene Smith.

Blob Dance.

How compassionate.

A Waffle House review.

Jessie the ventriloquist.

She’s in someone’s locket.

Invasion of the Worm Men.

The Clavis Inferni by Cyprianus.

Hi. This Is a List of Butt-Related Words.”

Opening Windows in 1985; MS Paint at 13:20.
[h/t Corinne L.]

Man found the stoplight cameras were activated during yellow lights so he cut the wires.

Dear WordPress: Really? REALLY?!? [Related gripe here.]

[Top image source lost at the drive-in long ago.]


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Carminative Hot Links

Drop That Sack, Papa Charlie Jackson (1925)Papa Charlie Jackson (1887-1938) provided a bridge between ragtime and blues, and has the distinction of being one of the creators of “Hokum” – songs filled with sexual euphemisms and innuendo (Drop That Sack is one). Among his 66 recordings are several in which he accompanied classic female blues singers, such as Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and Hattie McDaniel (yes, THAT Hattie McDaniel).

Hong Kong at night.

20 mule team photos.

The Professor of Logic.

That was a close one, bro.

The chronology of Crayola colors.

Making forgery difficult in Russia.

Surf, Tiki & Luau Music That Doesn’t Suck.

Flight 25 is pure awesome space surf lounge rock.

Showers expected August 10th through the 13th.

Disneyworld adds animatronic POTUS. (Video here.)

These unnecessary abusive experiments should piss you off.

What do you teach?” he asked. “English,” I offered. “You don’t teach English,” he corrected me. “You teach White Studies.
Worth the read [via].

[Top image:  I lost the source and don’t know the location. A Tineye search is a little help; the earliest online appearance is ca. 2013.]


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Vulpecular Hot Links

ShineStéphane Grappelli (1990)“The grandfather of jazz violinists,” Stéphane Grappelli (1908-1997) continued playing concerts around the world well into his eighties. The jazz standard Shine dates to 1910, and the lyrics are about racism.

Ella’s Shine.

Turtle twerks.

Buenas noches

August is John Lee Hooker Month.

What you want and when you want it?

Filter lets you see yourself without glasses.

Robert Wardlow compared to Shaquille O’Neill.

Earliest known audio of ZZ Top. [R.I.P. Dusty Hill.]

@WorldBollard has 28.2K followers on Twitter. It’s about bollards.

Create a Circle Infographic of who you (or anyone else) have most interactions with on Twitter.

Saboteur who destroyed the warship USS Bonhomme Richard has been arrested. (I posted the link on Facebook with a two-word comment. “Hang him.” That earned me a 3-day suspension for hate speech or something.)

[Top image: “Each Finger Pointed Towards The Open Way In Front” – Illustration by John Augustus Knapp, from John Uri Lloyd’s Etidorhpa (1895). “Etidorhpa” is the backward spelling of the name “Aphrodite.”]


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